Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, TN 37315
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Southern Adventist University is one of the forty-four private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Tennessee. The campus is located in a suburb, in Collegedale.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,035 students attend the school. Every year 52% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Southern Adventist University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $20,700, and fees were $850. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $20,700 and $850 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students3,035
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation
Seventh Day Adventists
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate76%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 30 114
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 0
Master's degree 1 2
Post-master's certificate 1 3
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 81.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1950 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1967 - Current
Nursing (CLNUR) - Clinical Doctorate
02/01/2014 - Current
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
10/01/2002 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1962 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $25

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$870/credit
In State Students$870/credit
Out of State Students$870/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$625/credit
In State Students$625/credit
Out of State Students$625/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $39,150 $39,150 $39,150
ADN 70 $60,900 $60,900 $60,900
BSN 125 $108,750 $108,750 $108,750
FNP 50 $31,250 $31,250 $31,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Southern Adventist University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 36% $4,703
Other Federal Grant 1% $2,263
State Grant & Scholarships 18% $4,607
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $8,102
Federal Student Loans 55% $8,403
Private Loans 6% $12,496


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$16,607
$30,001 to $48,000$18,070
$48,001 to $75,000$20,010
$75,001 to $110,000$23,558
Over $110,000$25,252

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Race/ethnicity unknown

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.
Southern Adventist University
4881 Taylor Cir
Collegedale, TN 37315

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